We understand there are concerns regarding tubular cylinders used in some Kryptonite locks. The tubular
cylinder, a standard industry-wide design, has been successfully used for more than 30 years in our products and
other security applications without significant issues.
The current Kryptonite locks based on a tubular cylinder design continue to present an effective deterrent to
theft. As part of our continuing commitment to produce performance and improved security, Kryptonite has been
developing a disc-style cylinder for some years. In 2000, Kryptonite introduced the disc-style cylinder in its
premier line of products, the New York series. In 2002, Kryptonite began development of a new disc cylinder
system for both its Evolution and KryptoLok product lines, which currently use the tubular cylinder design.
These products are scheduled to be introduced in the next few weeks.
We are accelerating the delivery of the new disc cylinder locks and we will communicate directly with our
distributors, dealers and consumers within the coming days. The world just got tougher and so did our
We?ve spent over $100 on these types of locks for our bicycles, and hearing ?the world just got tougher and so did
our locks?, kinda got us a little miffed. The world didn?t get tougher, it got Bic pens, blogs and your locks got
opened. One of the marketing tactics Kryptonite uses is their ?Kryptonite Insurance?; if your stuff gets stolen and the
lock is compromised, they?ll pay for it?provided you registered the lock, your bike, etc. Will they do this with the
Bic pen trick? We called up and they said ?most likely?, but advised us they?re working to resolve this, likely with a
new lock that they?ll be releasing details on that soon. So we?re hoping the upshot is that next lock will take at
least a slide ruler and a paper clip to open.
P.S. Yes, the water in the vase of flowers in the video needs to be changed, we?re on it.